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A book review of Dare to Create: 35 Challenges to Boost Your Creative Practice by Marie Boudon

A book review of Dare to Create: 35 Challenges to Boost Your Creative Practice by Marie Boudon

Stars: ****

Rocky Nook (2021)
192 pages

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.

Summary: Want to create but don’t know where to start? Need a shot of inspiration? Dare to Create! is the ultimate guide to fueling your artistic journey, from your first steps to the expression of your own style.

Overcome creative blockages with the 35 inspiring challenges in this book as engineer-turned-artist Marie Boudon guides you in developing your art. Whatever your level (beginner or advanced) and your mode of artistic expression (drawing, painting, collage, photography, etc.), this is the ultimate guide to boosting your creativity and making beautiful art!

This colorful book includes:  

  • Advice on how to “let go”
  • Exercises to awaken your imagination and inspire
  • Techniques to forge your own creative process and avoid dead ends
  • Inspirational testimonies from beloved artists and creators
  • And much, much more! 

Dare to Create

This book is for those who want to be more creative and do more art but feel like they don’t know where to start. It’s also good for those who feel there are barriers to pursuing art.

The book contains 35 challenges. They are not hard challenges for the most part. They are designed to be done in order. The challenges are broken up into categories such as: Accepting Yourself, Getting Ready, Finding Inspiration, Developing Your Practice, Expressing Yourself and Pushing Your Limits.

Throughout the challenges you will find stories from real artists sharing some of their work and answering questions about their process. At the end of each challenge is a Your Turn section that suggests how to go about implementing the challenge. The book is designed for any type of art or creative endeavors. It’s not limited to drawing, painting or photography. It’s about any kind.

I really think this is a good book for anyone who is stuck or unsure where to start.

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I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.